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Sir Terry Frost (1915-2003)

Silver and Grey

Terry Frost began painting in a prison camp during the Second World War. He was encouraged by fellow POW Adrian Heath who advised Frost to move to St Ives in 1946. Frost turned to abstract art after studying with Victor Pasmore at Camberwell School of Art and spending time with Peter Lanyon at St Ives.

Frost explored the Cornish landscape with Lanyon, studying it in detail and from all angles. Around the time Silver and Grey was painted he was trying to capture the sense of moving through a landscape, the lines following the artist's journey. Frost also wanted to portray movement within the scene (here perhaps boats moored on a moonlit sea) and his own physical and emotional response to the experience.

Medium oil on canvas
Date 1953
Dimensions 575mm x 365mm
Acquisition Number SOTAG : 2002/12
Credit Line Bequeathed in 2002 by Dr David Brown and Liza Brown